NEWS FEATURE: With St. Patrick, myth mingles with history

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c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _ An old music hall song says he was the gentleman who drove the frogs and snakes from Ireland. And that’s still the image most Americans have of St. Patrick _ the shamrock-wielding toad-chaser who somehow got mixed up with green beer and leprechauns. But who was St. Patrick? […]

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